One of the hardest parts about packing up is letting go of the many unfinished projects I have stashed around the house. I’ve found boxes filled with incomplete sweaters and throws and bags full of odd, half-sewn stuffed animals — started for children who are teens now. I’ve trundled most of these abandoned things to various thrift shops around town. The collection of fancy ribbons above was part of a planned project to make a cushion cover made of designer trimmings that I have collected over the years. I got the idea from a pillow made of agricultural fair ribbons that I saw at an antique show decades ago. Unfortunately I haven’t saved up enough of these things yet. But because they don’t take up a lot of space, it is the only unfinished craft thing I’m holding onto (not counting paintings in progress).